Company donation buys strip for school team

The Hollywell First School pupils in their new kit sponsored by P&G (Procter & Gamble).
The Hollywell First School pupils in their new kit sponsored by P&G (Procter & Gamble).
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TWENTY youngsters at a local primary school have been kitted out in football strips thanks to a £350 donation from employees at P&G (Procter & Gamble).

The money, raised by more than 400 employees based at the company’s manufacturing site in Seaton Delaval, bought new strips for Holywell Village First School’s football team.

The team, which has players ranging from six to nine, will wear the strips to play in the South East Northumberland School League next term.

Alex Parsons, the team’s coach, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been able to get these new football strips thanks to the kind donation from P&G.

“They look fantastic and the children are over the moon – they can’t wait to get kitted out for a game next term.”

Tracey Wales, community matters co-ordinator at the Seaton Delaval site, said: “Through our Community Matters Programme we are dedicated to improving children’s lives in the region as part of our global corporate cause Live, Learn and Thrive.

“I’m thrilled that we have been able to donate this sum of money to make such a positive difference these young footballers and hope this will help them to do well in the league.”